If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
Keeping a little ahead of conditions is one of the secrets of business, the trailer seldom goes far.
There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Our desires always disappoint us; for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction, yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
~Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Such is the state of life, that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it, the next wish is to change again.